Golden Milk Turmeric Latte

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Make this Golden Milk Turmeric Latte with only milk, coffee and a few spices. It's easy to make, loaded with antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory benefits

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This Golden Milk Turmeric Latte is easy to make and packed full of health benefits. It’s a cosy and warming drink that is so good for you and made with just a handful of ingredients. If you haven’t got on board with turmeric golden milk yet, now is the time!

Large mug of foamy golden milk turmeric latte on a wooden coaster

10 years ago it was all about the white chocolate mocha lattes (well at least for me it was….anyone else??) and now all the buzz is about golden milk turmeric lattes. They’re a cozy delicious alternative to plain coffee and packed with all kinds of health benefits. Basically it’s like warm liquid sunshine in a cup with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a kick of flavor that will give you a nice boost! What’s not to love?!

Benefits of Golden Milk Turmeric:

  • Anti-inflammation:  thanks to the curcumin in Turmeric! It’s actually compared to anti-inflammatory pharmaceutical drugs!
  • Anti-oxidants: goodbye free radicals!
  • Anti-depressant: studies showed it was as effective as prozac in decreasing depression symptons…whoa!

With these amazing benefits that can help your health all-around, my mom and I basically throw turmeric on everything! I add it to Chicken Shawarma, use it in my smoothies, and even to desserts like Lemon bars, and of course I use it in my Golden Milk Turmeric Lattes:

Two mugs of golden milk turmeric latte with sprinkling of cinnamon and hemp seeds on top along with a bunch of cinnamon sticks in the background

What is in a turmeric golden milk latte?

To make the latte, all you need is turmeric along with ground ginger, ground cinnamon and cayenne pepper. I like to use ½ teaspoon of turmeric per cup of latte and then very small amounts of the other spices so they don’t overpower the flavor. You an play around with the amounts and see what works best of you!

4 small dip plates with turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and cayenne in each one

How to make a golden milk turmeric latte

You mix them with warmed plant-based milk (or regular milk works too), add a shot of espresso or regular coffee and whisk to combine. I like using a frother if you have one, just because frothy lattes are so cozy, but a whisk works fine! It’s an energizing, nutritious and delicious latte you’ll want to make every morning!

Top tips to make golden milk turmeric latte

  1. Check that your spices aren’t stale for maximum flavor and benefits. Rub a little of the spice between your fingers, if there is only a faint aroma it’s time to get new spices.
  2. To make this drink vegan, swap the honey for maple syrup or stevia.
  3. You can heat the milk in the microwave or on the stovetop.

Two mugs full of golden milk turmeric latte with sprinkling of cinnamon and hemp seeds on top along with a bunch of cinnamon sticks on the table

Frequently asked questions

Do you need a frother to make a turmeric latte at home?

I like to use a frother as it gets the milk really light and fluffy, but a whisk will also work. If you use a whisk, be sure to combine the spices well.

Where can you buy turmeric?

You can buy turmeric powder at any grocery store or health food stores. There’s no need to make sure it’s organic, but it’s always better if you can opt for organic.

Do you have to drink a turmeric latte straight away?

You don’t have to drink this latte straight away. You can make a big batch of this in your blender to mix all the flavors together really well. Store in your fridge in an airtight jar for up to 5 days. Then just warm up a portion in the microwave when you’re ready to drink.

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I really can’t wait for you guys to try this delicious hot drink. It really does warm your soul and you can’t argue with those health benefits!

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Golden Milk Turmeric Latte

Make this Golden Milk Turmeric Latte with only milk, coffee and a few spices. It's easy to make, loaded with antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory benefits
4.9 from 8 votes
Servings 2 servings
Course Beverage
Calories 82
Prep Time 2 mins
Total Time 2 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 shot espresso 2 fluid oz
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp  cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • Hemp seeds optional

Instructions

  • In a microwave safe mug, heat the almond milk for about 1 minute, or to your desired temperature.
  • Add a fresh shot of espresso or concentrated coffee to the warmed almond milk.
  • Stir in the honey, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger & cayenne and whisk to combine. You can also use a milk frother, and froth for a couple minutes until you reach your desired froth level.
  • Garnish with ground cinnamon and hemp seeds. Enjoy warm!

Notes

  • Turmeric Sourcing: You can buy turmeric powder at any grocery store or health food stores. There’s no need to make sure it’s organic, but it’s always better if you can opt for organic.
  • Storage: You can make a big batch of this in your blender to mix all the flavors together really well. Store in your fridge in an airtight jar for up to 5 days. Then just warm up a portion in the microwave when you’re ready to drink.
  • Tools: You can use a blender or whisk to blend the turmeric into the milk. I like using a frother to get that foam on top
  • Nutrition: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use. This information should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 82kcal, Carbohydrates: 10.1g, Protein: 2.4g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 0.2g, Sodium: 189.3mg, Fiber: 1.1g, Sugar: 6g

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Two mugs of golden milk turmeric latte with sprinkling of cinnamon and hemp seeds on top along with a bunch of cinnamon sticks in the background

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  1. Can’t wait to try this one~ I’ve seen a ton of versions of the “golden latte” but this is one that I would likely stick with. I have all the ingredients…looking forward to starting off 2021 with this deliciousness ❤️

  2. I love it! This is great because I need to guard myself from sneezing students! I used hemp milk because I don’t like almond milk. Delicious… also put in too much Cayenne and the when I got to my “pinch” all I had left was cinnamon but it was actually just perfect for me! I love this kick! Thanks for sharing this lovely version! ?